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Evaluation finds significant skill gain for children who joined three-year-old pilot in Tas

A recent evaluation of the Tasmanian Working Together – supporting early learning pilot, which gave eligible children an opportunity to participate in up to 400 hours of free, quality early learning in the year before they start kindergarten, found that parents of children participating felt their children “had gained skills which significantly contributed to a successful transition to kindergarten”.

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by Freya Lucas

New best practice resource to boost communication in young children launched

Communication, curiosity and conversation are all key predictors of young children’s success later in life, according to best practice resources on early childhood education recently launched in Brisbane, with the backing of Social Ventures Australia-backed education not-for-profit Evidence for Learning.

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by Freya Lucas

Using evidence to help build and evaluate good ideas in education technology

As researchers, we care that our educational systems improve, support all learners, and are grounded solidly in research evidence. But how do we work with stakeholders like educational technology startups to support effective use of that evidence? Researchers and practitioners worry about this, because we care about evaluating and scaling good ideas. By ‘scaling’ we mean adjusting and improving good ideas as they are rolled out and used.

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by Freya Lucas

Pre-school to Big School - Let’s Count paves the way for smooth transitions

The number one trait which supports children to have a successful start to school is confidence. Experienced educators, from both the early childhood and primary settings, know that school readiness is about the development of the whole child - their social and emotional skills, physical skills, communication skills and cognitive skills.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

You can do it! A 'growth mindset' helps us learn

One of the most influential phenomena in education over the last two decades has been that of the “growth mindset”. This refers to the beliefs a student has about various capacities such as their intelligence, their ability in areas such as maths, their personality and creative ability.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

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